Equinix and Omantel enter agreement to build new data centre

Earlier this year Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, and Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), announced a joint venture to develop a new network-dense data centre that will be located in Barka, near Muscat. This joint venture will establish the first world-class, carrier-neutral hub in Oman where carriers, content providers and cloud providers co-locate critical IT infrastructure, supporting traffic growth in MENA. Oman is strategically positioned between Asia, Africa...

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Huawei set to launch cloud data services in Africa in March 2019

Huawei is preparing for a March launch for its cloud data services in Africa. The company is working with South African partners for the construction of the data centres in Johannesburg initially and later Cape Town. Huawei will deploy localised public cloud services based on local industry policies, customer requirements and partner conditions. Globally, Huawei Cloud has launched over 160 cloud services in 18 categories with more than 60 general-purpose...

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DigiPlex opens new colo hall in its Stockholm data centre

DigiPlex, a Nordic leader for innovative, sustainable and secure data centres, has opened a new server hall in its Stockholm data centre to meet increasing customer demand. The new hall is tailored for customers with one or more server racks, who want their IT environment housed in one of Sweden’s most secure and environmentally efficient data centres. “The companies turning to DigiPlex want the Nordic region’s most sustainable, energy efficient...

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DigiPlex opens new colo hall in its Stockholm data centre

DigiPlex, a Nordic leader for innovative, sustainable and secure data centres, has opened a new server hall in its Stockholm data centre to meet increasing customer demand. The new hall is tailored for customers with one or more server racks, who want their IT environment housed in one of Sweden’s...

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NetActuate increases service capacity in London with new datacentre

NetActuate has announced the launch of services from a new datacentre location in London, to offer increased capacity for infrastructure and boost global network performance and reliability. “To meet increasing demand for low latency network services and global infrastructure, we are excited to add a new location to our London presence,” said...

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First Brick Holdings announces data centre investments in Africa

First Brick Holdings, a Roha Group company, has announced plans for multiple investments to boost the digitalisation of East and Southern Africa with the funding and development of several data centres across the region. These data centres will open up new opportunities for financial services, governments and small to medium...

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Ruckus Networks introduces ICX 7850 switch for edge-to-core networks

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, has announced the availability of its new ICX 7850 switch: an edge-to-core solution for the next decade of enterprise networking. Ruckus’ stackable ICX 7850 delivers high-density aggregation for 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE using existing customer investment in fibre cabling, making it suitable for large, secure enterprise edge networks in education, government and enterprise settings. The pay-as-you-grow design enables enterprise-scale networks to keep pace with advances...

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Blancco research reveals cost of outdated IT equipment to data centres

New research launched by Blancco Technology Group, a leader in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, has outlined the staggering cost to global organisations of old, outdated IT equipment cluttering up data centres. A survey of 600 data centre experts from APAC, Europe and North America reveals that two in five organisations that store their data in-house spend more than US$100,000 storing useless IT hardware that could pose a security or...

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Securing the data centre – how to safeguard your digital investments

User’s demand for cloud-hosted services has shown no signs of waning and as the International Data Corp (IDC) predicts data creation will hit 163 zettabytes by 2025, the need for modernised data centres is only set to rise. Bharat Mistry, Principal Security Strategist, Trend Micro, discusses how and why enterprises should be ensuring their data centres are secure. The data centre is undergoing a profound period of change. Digital Transformation...

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Securing the data centre – how to safeguard your digital investments

User’s demand for cloud-hosted services has shown no signs of waning and as the International Data Corp (IDC) predicts data creation will hit 163 zettabytes by 2025, the need for modernised data centres is only set to rise. Bharat Mistry, Principal Security Strategist, Trend Micro, discusses how and why enterprises should be ensuring their data centres are secure. The data centre is undergoing a profound period of change. Digital Transformation...

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